January 2002 School Reform News

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January, 2002
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Clint Bolick, vice president and director of litigation for the Wasington, DC-based Institute for Justice, is interviewed in the January 2002 issue of School Reform News. The issue also reports the results of a new study of dropout rates in the U.S.; results of the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress, which show 4 out of 5 high school seniors lack proficiency in science; results of a recent Public Agenda poll revealing "a major disconnect" between the views of educators and the views of students about accountability and expectations; a summary of the relationship between student mobility and low achievement; teaching "diversity" in schools of education; using work-study to help students finance their own educations; the Pentagon's model school system; and a summary of U.S. Supreme Court rulings on religion and education. Sarah Clowes, an English teacher and daughter of Managing Editor George Clowes, reviews a new book on school discipline: Marvin Marshall's Discipline Without Strest, Punishments, or Rewards. (download pdf)

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